Community Outreach & Project Coordinator

Date Posted: Oct 09, 2019
Application Deadline: Oct 25, 2019
Start Date: Nov 04, 2019

Hourly From: $20/hr To $25/hr
Province: Ontario
Region: Metro Toronto Area
City: Etobicoke
Employee Benefits: N/A
Organization's Field/Discipline: The Arts
Job's focus: Administrative
Job Type: Contract
Career Level: Intermediate

Organization Description

Neilson Park Creative Centre
Neilson Park Creative Centre (NPCC) is located within Neilson Park, Central Etobicoke, and has been programming activities and events within the facility since 1992, effectively serving the creative needs of its six Resident Groups (fibre, textile, calligraphy and visual arts), its 500 members, as well as delivering exhibitions, classes, workshops and events to some 23,000+ supporters in the most recent year. 
 
Neilson Park Creative Centre is a “360-degree” charitable organization that offers art exhibitions, classes and workshops within and outside its facilities. We welcome all individuals to the Centre through free and paid programming and deliver free arts-based learning as outreach programs outside the Centre. NPCC provides fully accessible facilities that include 4 studios, 5 gallery spaces, administrative offices and support spaces. Externally, we serve a wide range of populations including youth, families, newly arrived and older adults through classes, workshops and events.
 
We are proud to serve all demographics through our art exhibitions - we offer an average of 17 exhibitions per year per gallery, rotating on a 3-week exhibition schedule. Our internal programming primarily targets senior populations through the guilds we serve; and family, adult and youth programming through the arts classes and workshops we offer. The Centre is currently home to six Resident Groups: Calligraphic Arts Guild of Toronto, Etobicoke Handweavers and Spinners, Etobicoke Art Group, Etobicoke Quilters Guild, Etobicoke Rugcrafters and Humber Valley Art Club.
 

Job Description

Neilson Park Creative Centre seeks a full-time, contract, Community Outreach & Project Coordinator to join our team from Nov. 4, 2019 – Sept. 11, 2020 to plan and deliver community outreach projects in the Etobicoke neighbourhoods. 
 
This position includes a wide range of duties and responsibilities. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Community Outreach & Project Coordinator will take the lead on administrative, marketing, logistics and production management tasks. The Community Outreach & Project Coordinator will coordinate in recruiting and supervising arts instructors to carry out arts-based workshops in the community. The ideal candidate will possess excellent interpersonal and project management skills to successfully engage in community outreach and work with programs, teachers and participants. The responsibilities listed above address the key duties of this position. Additional related tasks may be assigned at the discretion of the Executive Director. Must have a vehicle and be able to drive to and from community sites independently. 
 

Requirements:

  • Excellent communication and organizational skills while working independently and as an integral member of a team as well as directly with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders 
  • Post-secondary degree in a related area or equivalent experience – Project Management, Visual and Performing Arts
  • Minimum two years professional experience
  • Demonstrated ability to work with community agencies, stakeholders and the public to build consensus around realistic goals and targets
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, presentation, public speaking and diplomacy skills
  • Demonstrated organization skills and the ability to effectively multi-task
  • Understanding, respecting  and actively supporting diversity and those with disabilities
  • Proficiency in report writing and data collection
  • Ability to oversee the budget tracking, analysis and reporting needed to provide accurate and up to date intelligence in support of the project
  • Capable of developing policies and procedures for staff, interns, and volunteers that reflect the best practices for a community-based organization working with diverse populations
  • A working knowledge of a variety of arts disciplines as well previous experience working in the cultural sector strongly desired
  • Solid skills and experience using a range of computer-based platforms 
  • Driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle


Additional Info:

The ideal candidate demonstrates understanding of the character and needs of the Etobicoke neighbourhood and understands the diversity of our community – age, language, cultures.
 

How to Apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit a letter of interest, a resume and list of references by Oct. 25, 2019 to info@neilsonparkcreativecentre.com, to the attention of Executive Director. *
 
 

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